Andres Galarraga Stats

Andres Galarraga was born on Sunday, June 18, 1961, in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela. Galarraga was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 23, 1985, with the Montreal Expos. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Andres Galarraga baseball stats page.

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"Really, at this point I'd rather him (Andres Galarraga) just go up, and if he hits the ball, hit it hard. Just telling a guy to put the ball in play doesn't always mean that much if it isn't hit that hard. I don't care if he pulls the ball four times each game because if he does that, chances are one of them will go very far." - Montreal Expos Manager Tom Runnells (The kind of hitting approach Galarraga should use) in USA Today Baseball Weekly (September 6-12, 1991)

Andres Galarraga

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Andres "The Big Cat" Galarraga Autograph on a 1989 Fleer (#89)

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Birth Name:
Andres Jose Padovani (Galarraga)
Nickname:
El Gran Gato (The Big Cat)
Born On:
06-18-1961  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Enrique Felmi Escuela (Enrique Felmi, Venezuela)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
265
First Game:
08-23-1985 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-03-2004
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Andres Galarraga Pitching Stats

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Andres Galarraga Hitting Stats

1985 24 Expos 24 75 9 14 1 0 2 0 4 3 0 18 0 0 1 0 .187 .228 .280
1986 25 Expos 105 321 39 87 13 0 10 0 42 30 5 79 1 1 3 8 .271 .338 .405
1987 26 Expos 147 551 72 168 40 3 13 0 90 41 13 127 0 4 10 11 .305 .361 .459
1988 27 Expos 157 609 99 184 42 8 29 0 92 39 9 153 0 3 10 12 .302 .352 .540
1989 28 Expos 152 572 76 147 30 1 23 1 85 48 10 158 0 3 13 12 .257 .327 .434
1990 29 Expos 155 579 65 148 29 0 20 1 87 40 8 169 0 5 4 14 .256 .306 .409
1991 30 Expos 107 375 34 82 13 2 9 0 33 23 5 86 0 0 2 6 .219 .268 .336
1992 31 Cardinals 95 325 38 79 14 2 10 1 39 11 0 69 0 3 8 8 .243 .282 .391
1993 32 Rockies 120 470 71 174 35 4 22 0 98 24 12 73 0 6 6 9 .370 .403 .602
1994 33 Rockies 103 417 77 133 21 0 31 2 85 19 8 93 0 5 8 10 .319 .356 .592
1995 34 Rockies 143 554 89 155 29 3 31 2 106 32 6 146 0 5 13 14 .280 .331 .511
1996 35 Rockies 159 626 119 190 39 3 47 0 150 40 3 157 0 8 17 6 .304 .357 .601
1997 36 Rockies 154 600 120 191 31 3 41 2 140 54 2 141 0 3 17 16 .318 .389 .585
1998 37 Braves 153 555 103 169 27 1 44 0 121 63 11 146 0 5 25 8 .305 .397 .595
2000 39 Braves 141 494 67 149 25 1 28 1 100 36 5 126 0 1 17 15 .302 .369 .526
2001 40 Rangers 72 243 33 57 16 0 10 0 34 18 1 68 0 1 9 9 .235 .310 .424
2001 40 Giants 49 156 17 45 12 1 7 0 35 13 1 49 0 2 3 3 .288 .351 .513
2002 41 Expos 104 292 30 76 12 0 9 0 40 30 6 81 0 3 9 8 .260 .344 .394
2003 42 Giants 110 272 36 82 15 0 12 0 42 19 1 61 0 0 2 9 .301 .352 .489
2004 43 Angels 7 10 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .300 .364 .600
19 Years 2,257 8,096 1,195 2,333 444 32 399 10 1,425 583 106 2,003 1 58 178 179 .288 .347 .499

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Andres Galarraga Fielding Stats

1985 Expos 1B 23 19 498 196 8.5 195 173 22 1 14 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.57
1986 Expos 1B 102 79 2,322 849 8.3 845 805 40 4 59 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.83
1987 Expos 1B 146 143 3,825 1,413 9.7 1,403 1,300 103 10 96 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.90
1988 Expos 1B 156 151 39 1,582 10.1 1,567 1,464 103 15 124 n/a n/a n/a .991 1,084.85
1989 Expos 1B 147 142 3,864 1,437 9.8 1,426 1,335 91 11 97 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.96
1990 Expos 1B 154 145 12,393 1,404 9.1 1,394 1,300 94 10 93 n/a n/a n/a .993 3.04
1991 Expos 1B 105 99 2,595 976 9.3 967 887 80 9 68 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.06
1992 Cardinals 1B 90 83 2,262 847 9.4 839 777 62 8 71 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.01
1993 Rockies 1B 119 119 3,024 1,132 9.5 1,121 1,018 103 11 88 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.01
1994 Rockies 1B 103 103 2,703 1,026 10.0 1,018 953 65 8 90 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.17
1995 Rockies 1B 142 139 3,687 1,432 10.1 1,419 1,299 120 13 129 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.39
1996 Rockies 1B 159 158 4,134 1,658 10.4 1,644 1,528 116 14 154 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.74
1996 Rockies 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1997 Rockies 1B 154 150 3,975 1,590 10.3 1,575 1,458 117 15 176 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.70
1998 Braves 1B 149 149 3,834 1,310 8.8 1,299 1,218 81 11 114 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.15
2000 Braves 1B 132 122 3,234 1,179 8.9 1,165 1,104 61 14 96 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.73
2001 Rangers 1B 25 25 660 211 8.4 210 194 16 1 26 n/a n/a n/a .995 8.59
2001 Giants 1B 41 36 968 306 7.5 301 288 13 5 38 n/a n/a n/a .984 8.40
2002 Expos 1B 89 72 1,994 701 7.9 688 629 59 13 55 n/a n/a n/a .981 9.32
2003 Giants 1B 69 57 1,581 535 7.8 532 503 29 3 56 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.09
2004 Angels 1B 1 1 27 10 10.0 10 9 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.00
1B Totals 2,106 1,992 57,619 19,794 9.4 19,618 18,242 1,376 176 1,646 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.19
3B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
19 Years 2,107 1,992 57,622 19,794 9.4 19,618 18,242 1,376 176 1,646 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.19

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Andres Galarraga Miscellaneous Stats

1985 Expos 1 2 .333 2 0 n/a 37.5 4.2 18.8 - - -
1986 Expos 6 5 .545 7 4 n/a 32.1 4.1 7.6 - - -
1987 Expos 7 10 .412 1 0 n/a 42.4 4.3 6.1 - - -
1988 Expos 13 4 .765 5 0 n/a 21.0 4.0 6.6 - - -
1989 Expos 12 5 .706 6 0 n/a 24.9 3.6 6.7 - - -
1990 Expos 10 1 .909 7 0 n/a 29.0 3.4 6.7 - - -
1991 Expos 5 6 .455 4 0 n/a 41.7 4.4 11.4 - - -
1992 Cardinals 5 4 .556 6 0 n/a 32.5 4.7 8.3 - - -
1993 Rockies 2 4 .333 1 0 n/a 21.4 6.4 4.8 - - -
1994 Rockies 8 3 .727 0 0 n/a 13.5 4.5 4.9 - - -
1995 Rockies 12 2 .857 2 0 n/a 17.9 3.8 5.2 - - -
1996 Rockies 18 8 .692 1 0 n/a 13.3 4.0 4.2 - - -
1997 Rockies 15 8 .652 1 0 0 14.6 4.3 4.3 - - -
1998 Braves 7 6 .538 2 0 2 12.6 3.8 4.6 - - -
2000 Braves 3 5 .375 15 0 1 17.6 3.9 4.9 - - -
2001 Rangers 1 0 1.000 9 0 38 24.3 3.6 7.1 - - -
2001 Giants 0 3 .000 10 0 0 22.3 3.2 4.5 - - -
2002 Expos 2 2 .500 24 0 0 32.4 3.6 7.3 - - -
2003 Giants 1 3 .250 88 0 2 22.7 4.5 6.5 - - -
2004 Angels 0 0 .000 10 0 4 10.0 3.3 5.0 - - -
19 Years 128 81 .612 201 4 47 20.3 4.0 5.7 - - -

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Did you know that when Andres Galarraga hit .370 in 1993 , he had the highest batting average in Major League Baseball , won the National League (NL) batting title , and became the first Colorado Rockies player to lead the league in batting average ?

Did you know that The Big Cat had a Major League leading .391 batting average at the All-Star break in 1993, prompting fans to send him to the Midsummer Classic , the first Colorado Rockies player to ever be an All-Star ? [ 1993 All-Star Game History ]

In 1988, Andres Galarraga "only" hit .302, fourth in the NL ( Top 25 ), behind Tony Gwynn , Rafael Palmeiro , and Andre Dawson , but it was the highest by a first baseman, earning him his first Silver Slugger Award - the first Montreal Expos first baseman to receive a Silver Slugger .

Andres Galarraga, Six Hits in a Game
Andres Galarraga Six Hits ( Box Score ) | The Anniston Star | July 4, 1995 | Page 3B
On July 3, 1995 , Andres Galaragga went six-for-six at that plate, during a 9-inning game, an incredibly rare hitting feat.

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